Objects

Grand Congloué shipwreck artifact - Cousteau expedition, 1954

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: color slide
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Place made: United States
Materials: 35mm film; cardboard
Site location: France
Measurements: 2" x 2"

An ancient lead depth-sounder, long and oblong with a large ring at the top, from the Grand Congloué shipwreck site; the mouths of dozens of stacked amphoras can be discerned in the background. Image used as frontispiece for H.E. Edgerton's 1986 book "Sonar Images". (CC)


HEE-SC-01231

Related People

thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
American
1903-1990
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thumbnail Cousteau, Jacques-Yves
France
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Grand Congloué
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